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2015 Schedule
10-2, 1st in Pac 12 - North

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Heisman odds Derrick Henry: 1-4 Deshaun Watson: 4-1 Baker Mayfield: 12-1 Christian McCaffrey: 15-1 Ezekiel Elliott: 15-1 L. Fournette: 25-1


Eight teams still have a chance ...

Entering the last week of games before the CFP committee makes its final decisions, six teams are still in contention and two more are on the fence. Eliminator: Who's in?

Best NFL prospects (6:23)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

In 6 of the past 9 meetings between Stanford and USC, the game has not been decided until the final play. Cardinal kicker Conrad Ukropina, who beat Notre Dame with his 45-yard boot as time expired this past Saturday, expects that to be the case again in the upcoming Pac-12 championship game. Many of Ukropina's family members are Trojan fans, and the former walk-on earned a Stanford scholarship this year after sealing a September win over USC with a field goal. We'll see if a Rose Bowl berth depends on the Pasadena native's leg this week.

Drawing Conclusions: Week 13's playoff impact (1:33)

Cardinal are among 'next four'

The Football Power Index gives Stanford a 48 percent chance to defeat USC in the Pac-12 title game. If that happens, Stanford's SOS would give it an edge over Ohio State. Playoff Predictor (Insider)

Stugotz's Weekly Game Notes (2:43)

Stanford fans need to move on

Even after Stanford's win over Notre Dame, the two-loss Cardinal are a playoff longshot with or without a Pac-12 championship. It's time to look forward to a bowl game. McGee: Flipping the Field

Stanford rises to 7th in ESPN rankings

The Cardinal jump two spots with their dramatic win over Notre Dame. Hoping to sneak into the playoff field, Stanford will play USC in Saturday's Pac-12 title game. Power Rankings

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Weekend rewind: Pac-12 title game is set

Stanford and USC are prepping for the Pac-12 championship game and eight other teams are patiently waiting to hear their bowl destinations.

Cardinal ruled Saturday night

Stanford's stunning last-second victory over Notre Dame was as thrilling for the Cardinal as it was crushing for the Fighting Irish. The former might have put themselves back in the CFP discussion, while the latter's hopes are dashed. GameDay final

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Pac-12 playoff push done?

There's an outside chance that Stanford can make the playoff but the Cardinal will need a pretty good amount of help to make the top four. Could USC crash the party? Path to the playoff

Eliminated! Week 13 cuts to the playoff pool (1:13)
Sooners and Cardinal move up in AP Poll (1:43)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford coach David Shaw is confident about his team's standing in the national pecking order. "We're 10-2 with a really tough schedule," he said after the Cardinal beat Notre Dame 38-36. "No 1-AA teams on there. We're 8-1 in the deepest conference in America. We have nothing to prove to anybody." If the Cardinal beat USC in the Pac-12 title game and receive help from some chaos elsewhere, they can still make the College Football Playoff. But Saturday's game will most likely be a chance for Stanford to punch its third Rose Bowl ticket in four years.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Early Pac-12 title game stat watch: Stanford leads the conference in 3rd down efficiency (55%), while USC leads the league in 3rd down efficiency defense (34%). The Cardinal finished with their best mark in that regard since 2010, when Andrew Luck led the team to a nation-best 57% clip. That's another indicator of just how good Kevin Hogan has been this year, and his hot streak started in the Cardinal's 41-31 win over the Trojans in week 3.

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David Shaw: Stanford's win over Notre Dame

Stanford coach David Shaw comments on his team's game-winning drive against Notre Dame, Kevin Hogan's performance and Christian McCaffrey's candidacy for the Heisman Trophy.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford and Oregon both scored 368 points in conference play this year, finishing in a dead tie for first place in conference play at 40.9 points per game. The Ducks' offense has led the Pac-12 in every season of this decade, but this is the first year that they've haven't been alone at the top. Stanford made the jump from 11th place last year (23.8 ppg) to 1st, an improvement of over 20 points per game.

Team Stats

Passing Yards215.672nd
Rushing Yards222.022nd
Points For36.0Tied-21st
Points Against23.242nd

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